Monday, February 01, 2016 Report by
Dr. Tanmoy Ganguly
Bernard Mendy joins Red & Gold practice
The moment for which all red and gold faithfulls were waiting came today as the illustrious defender Bernard Mendy joined practice. The former PSG player was later presented with the team jersey numbered 45 at the club. Despite having jet lag the French international practiced with the rest of the team.
East Bengal Coach Mr. Biswajit Bhattachrya tried him out in two different positions of defensive blocker and attacking medio and he looked quite comfortable in both the positions.
Mendy stated that he is ready to fill in any position according to the need of the team. He sited the example of recent ISL winner Chennaiyan FC who were langushing at the bottom of the table at one point but eventually ralied to lift the title. Undoubtedly the inclusion of a player of the caliber and experience of Bernard Mendy will boost the campaign of the Kolkata giants after their dampening loss to Bengaluru FC.